Melbourne's 86 tram route as a giant open air gallery of street art

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Melbourne, Australia is internationally known for its street art and its trams. Melbourne Street Art 86 imagines Melbourne's 86 tram route as though it were a giant open air gallery of street art with its own regular tram service. The pages in the dark blue side bar below have photos of street art by the suburbs the tram passes through. Locations are noted by tram stop, street location and also on maps of the area that can be downloaded or printed. Other Melbourne suburbs rich in street art are also featured.

Take me to the site guide and quick gallery of street art CLICK HERE.
Tell me more about the 86 tram & sights along the way CLICK HERE.

CENTRAL MELBOURNE - Street Art Catalog and map

Central Melbourne Street Art Catalog and map


(Click on any image to see an enlarged version)


This page is developing into a fairly comprehensive catalog of the street art locations in Central Melbourne. The locations are listed from left to right starting at the south end of the city, and gradually moving north.

The map below shows the locations - it is a work in progress, but most of the essential information is in place.




A pdf version is available here: Melbourne Street Art 86 - Map of main street art locations in Central Melbourne 

Links

Street art locations featured on this page
Locations in orange italic have more photographs on the  MELBOURNE - Bourke St page
  • Samuel Lane
  • Flinders Court
  • Degraves Place
  • Centre Point
  • Hosier Lane
  • Higson Lane
  • ACDC Lane 
  • Duckboard Place [to come]
  • McKillop Street
  • Union Lane
  • Baptist Close
  • Eagle Alley
  • Healeys Lane
  • Finlay Lane
  • Little Lonsdale Street
  • Timothy Lane
  • Ozmek Lane (off Hardware Street)
  • Little Lonsdale Street (near Heape Court)
  • Heape Court
  • Drewery Lane
  • Caledonian Lane
  • Stevenson Lane
  • Bullens Lane
  • Corrs Street
  • Croft Alley
  • Crossley Street
  • Westwood Place
  • Meyers Place
  • Alley cnr Spring Street and Bourke Street
  • Haywards Lane
  • Corner Jonas Lane and Little Lonsdale Street
  • Evans Lane
  • Victoria Street (car park next to Bell Place)
  • Literature Lane
  • 'Artists' Lane



Samuel Lane









Flinders Court




Artist: Deb


Centre Point
















Artist: Straker









Artist: Be Free


Degraves Place










Artist: Phoenix The Street Artist











Hosier Lane








Artist: Owen Ditte







Artist (Map): CDH








Artist: Vexta


Rutledge Lane


Artists: Sofles and Deb



Artist: Will Coles

Artist: Ruskidd




Higson Lane












Artist (animal stencils): Sunfrigo
























Artist: Be Free






ACDC Lane

Murals created by Everfresh crew and friends (artists include Heesco, Makatron, Prizm, Meggs, and Plea, Kid Zoom, Itch, Mayo and Drewfunk). Link to video about the Zoos Victoria mural project.












Artist: Makatron



Duckboard Place [to come]





McKillop St

There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.

Artists: Phibs, Lister








Union Lane

Union Lane is off Bourke Street Mall between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street.

There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.











Artists: Herakut



Baptist Close

Baptist Close is off Little Collins Street between Russell Street and Swanston Street.








Artists: CDH







Eagle Alley

Eagle Alley is off Little Lonsdale Street close to Spencer Street on the west side of the city.







Healeys Lane

Healeys Lane is off Little Lonsdale Street close to Spencer Street on the west side of the city.

Artist: Elk






Finlay Lane

These sorts of light conditions really show the limitations of the camera I am using at the moment. I will be back here certainly once I upgrade to something more versatile.




Artist: Shida

Artist: Urban Cake Lady

Artist: Urban Cake Lady

Artist: Rone





Artist (Left): Beastman; (centre to right) Roach






Artist (inset): Solfes


Little Lonsdale Street - side of Horse Bazaar bar, near Finley Lane







Timothy lane (east side)

Artist: Sunfrigo





Timothy lane (west side)







Ozimek Lane off Hardware Street











Little Lonsdale Street Next to Heape Court
















Heape Court
























Drewery Lane (entrance on Lonsdale Street or Little Lonsdale St)

Drewery Lane runs between Lonsdale Street and Little Lonsdale Street close to Swanston Street. It is also located on the other side of the road from the north exit Caledonian Lane (Location 4 on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page).

Entrance of Drewery Lane seen from north end of Caledonian Lane



Sniders Lane (first left)



Artist: DFACE
















Drewery Place (second left)
















Drewery Alley (third left)





Artists: Shida (left); drab (right centre)



Artist: Invader






Little Londale Street (Drewery Lane exit)




Artist: Drew Funk







Swanston Street

'Resting Place'

Artist: Bronwyn Snow


There are three of these 'painted poles' outside the State Library. They were commissioned by The City of Melbourne in 1992 as part of the Swanston Street Walk Public Art Project.


Artist: Jennifer McCarthy

Artist: Jennifer McCarthy

This sculpture by Petrus Spronk was also commissioned for the Swanston Street Walk Public Art Project in 1992, but was installed in 1993.

Artist: Petrus Spronk
"Spronk’s intention was to create a dialogue of sorts between art, history and place. His inspiration was Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem ‘Ozymandias’, which speaks of the fragile and transient nature of all that is human. Quoting from the poem, the pedestal reads: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings. Look on my work you Mighty, and despair.’ "  - from City of Melbourne: Outdoor Artworks 2009



Little Lonsdale Street - Inside Queen Victoria Shopping Centre (near entrance opposite The Wheelers Centre)

Artist: Mark Fitz








Caledonian Lane (entrance from Lonsdale St or Little Bourke Street)

There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.










Artists: Makatron (monster); Debs (female figure); Phibs (totem)



Stevenson Lane (entrance via Tattersall Lane on Lonsdale Street)

Stevenson Lane is off Tattersalls Lane, which leads off Lonsdale Street just east of Swanton Street.




Artist: Beastman






Artists: Adnate, Shida

Artist: Ha Ha



Artist (centre and right stencils): Ha Ha

Artists: Adnate, Shida



Artist (doorway): Ears




Artist (left): Swoon





Bullens Lane

Bullens Lane is off little Bourke Street, close to Russell Street.








Coverlid Place (off Little Bourke Street)


There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.


Artist (left): Shida




Corrs Lane (off little Bourke Street)


There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.

Artists: Da Mental Vaporz -  BloBruskDranGris1JawKanSowat and Butterfly

Snapshots - DMV - Chinatown - Melbourne : Invurt article on the work below





Croft Alley (off little Bourke Street)


There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.


This alley turn left at the face at the end of this shot, and then right. Most of the walls are covered with art.

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Crossley Street

There are more photographs of this location on the MELBOURNE - Bourke Street page.






Artist (lion head and green bird): Sunfigo






Westwood Place

Westwood Place is accessed from Bourke Street through the narrow alleyway below or from Little Collins Street. It is on the right looking up Bourke Street towards Parliament House, about 50m up from Exhibition Street.










Meyers Place













Corner Spring Street & Bourke Street (In narrow alley)

This alley is a short distance up Spring Street on the corner of The Imperial pub.


Artists: Simz & Mishap

Artists: Simz & Mishap







Haywards Lane (off little Lonsdale Street)





















Corner of Jonas Lane and Little Lonsdale Street







Evans Lane (off Little Lonsdale Street)

The photograph below is looking out of Evans Lane into Little Lonsdale Street.









Opposite side







Car park next to Bell Place (on Victoria Street just opposite Drummond Street)

Artist (next three photos): Ash Keating














Literature Lane

Literature Lane is close to where Little Latrobe Street meets Swanston Street in the northern part of The City of Melbourne. It's pretty much opposite the main RMIT campus and can be reached by any tram travelling north up Swanston Street, or from Melbourne Central Station.








Artist (green bird): Sunfrigo









Artist (top right): Baby Guerilla

Artists (end piece): Nails, Twoone and Al Stark



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The mural below was commissioned by RMIT as part of the White Night Festival in February 2013. You can see it being painted, and what it replaced in the two photographs below.








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Artists: Ghostpatrol, Max Berry and Twoone

Artists: Miso, Twoone & Ghost Patrol

Artists: Ghost Patrol, Al Stark & Twoone

Artists: Twoone, Alstark, Max Berry and Miso




Flanigan Lane


Flanigan Lane is off Latrobe Steet, near Queen Street








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